November 06, 2012
Health IT may promise a new paradigm of patient care, but it's also fraught with complexity and the potential for error. A new report from ECRI Institute outlines the top 10 health technology hazards for 2013, and health IT systems are disconcertingly close to the top.
October 02, 2012
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving patient care, has published a report that explores healthcare leaders' preparedness to share data to improve care coordination. Most recognize the value of data exchange, but 46 percent have yet to even examine their interoperability needs.
August 15, 2012
New and emerging technologies drive patient flow, volume, and revenue in today's hospitals, but if they are not carefully planned for, they can create a tremendous financial and operational disruption. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has released a new white paper, The Future of Healthcare Design: Navigating the Challenges of Advancing Technology in Patient Care Settings, to help hospital facility managers and architects better understand the challenges of designing patient care spaces to accommodate current and future technologies. Among these challenges are budget and space constraints, unwieldy construction costs, and keeping up with rapidly evolving devices and equipment.
August 09, 2012
To assist the healthcare community in learning about potential patient safety issues, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization is currently conducting what it calls a "Deep Dive" analysis on HIT issues. The effort aims to help healthcare providers learn from HIT adverse events and help prevent similar errors.
June 04, 2012
Nearly 1,000 new and emerging healthcare technologies and services have been identified as having potential to address an unmet patient need during the first year of healthcare horizon scanning conducted by ECRI Institute on behalf of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, was selected by the Agency in September 2010 to develop, implement, and maintain the nation's first Healthcare Horizon Scanning System.
April 12, 2012
ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has released a new version of its adverse event collection and reporting system.
April 10, 2012
CRF Health, a world leading provider of global ePRO solutions tailored for the life sciences industry, today announced that it has received approval to use fully validated electronic versions of the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) & the standardized Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ(S)) instruments on its TrialMax Touch™ Windows® handheld ePRO devices
January 20, 2012
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has published a new risk analysis, "Social Media in Healthcare," to help providers deal with the risks posed by social media.
January 03, 2012
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has listed 10 health technology issues that hospital leaders should have on their watch lists for 2012.
November 14, 2011
Hazards from clinical alarms top the list of 10 technology hazards for 2012, according to the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.
June 13, 2011
SDI, a provider of de-identified patient-level data analytics, announced Monday an ongoing program that will offer several academic grants to foster innovative health data research.
May 23, 2011
In a recently released Patient Safety E-lert, the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) highlights a patient safety issue involving cardiac monitoring of incorrect patients. The issue was brought to ECRI Institute PSO's attention in its analysis of reports submitted by participating healthcare providers. As part of its mission to research the best approaches to improving patient care, ECRI Institute is sharing this special E-lert with the healthcare community.
May 17, 2011
The ECRI Institute is launching a survey Wednesday to poll healthcare leaders on their readiness to exchange health information electronically. The survey is based on 10 key indicators that experts say constitute a successful exchange.
December 06, 2010
Health IT complications made the list of top 10 potential technology hazards for 2011 as identified by federal patient safety organization, ECRI Institute.
November 04, 2010
ECRI Institute has been awarded a multi-year contract from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish the first national Healthcare Horizon Scanning System. The new system will identify and monitor new healthcare technologies that promise significant impact on patient care and health outcomes.
January 26, 2010
The United States Navy has enlisted the ECRI Institute to help advise its procurement, use, and maintenance of medical equipment at all Naval hospitals worldwide.
December 02, 2009
Superior healthcare technology usually means better care and safety for patients - but the familiar technologies that power today's modern hospitals also have a dark side. From infections to cancer to surgical fires, this list covers the top 10 healthcare technology threats for 2010.
November 16, 2009
Genetic testing and electronic medical records are top of the ECRI Institute's 2010 technology watch list.
May 05, 2009
The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit research firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Penn., has released its top 10 list of health technologies for hospital c-suite executives for 2009.